[OSM-talk] Fixing OSM wikipedia redirects

Yuri Astrakhan yuriastrakhan at gmail.com
Tue Sep 26 07:19:19 UTC 2017

Mark, these do rarely happen, but do they add value?  Having data that
points to a non-(machine)-verifiable redirect, a redirect that could be
deleted or changed at any moment is very fragile.

I think these should be resolved to the target, and treated as I described
in [1] - links to wikipedia pages about multiple objects.  This way it will
be clear that the tag points to a subsection/component of an article, and
will be treated accordingly.


On Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 2:58 AM, Mark Wagner <mark+osm at carnildo.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 25 Sep 2017 23:11:52 -0400
> Yuri Astrakhan <yuriastrakhan at gmail.com> wrote:
> > At the moment, there are nearly 40,000 OSM objects whose wikipedia
> > tag does not match their wikidata tag. Most of them are Wikipedia
> > redirects, whose target is the right wikipedia article.
> What about the ones where the article is a Wikipedia redirect, whose
> target is *almost, but not quite* the right Wikipedia article?  I'm
> thinking about things like neighborhoods of a city, where Wikipedia
> currently has a redirect to the city article.
> --
> Mark
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